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Metropolitan Museum of Art - Gallery Images
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Topics: North and Central America, Oil on canvas, Canvas, Paintings, 1780, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oil...
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Gallery Images
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Topics: Pastels, Pastel on toned (now oxidized) laid paper, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1796, Drawings,...
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Gallery Images
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Topics: Europe, 1775, Oil, England, Paintings, Oil on glass, Metropolitan Museum of Art, United Kingdom,...
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Gallery Images
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Topics: Canvas, Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oil paintings, 1795, Oil on canvas
Topics: Engraving, North and Central America, Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1821, United States,...
Community Images
by Adapted from song of same name and retold by: Annie North Bedford, Pictures by: Corinne Malvern
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**PUBLIC DOMAIN** FROSTY The Snow Man (1951-50 ALGB-A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK) Identifier: "frostyTheSnowMan1951-50Algb") **This book, donated to our local Community Thrift Store, was clearly well loved, but not well 'cared' for. As the lone volunteer in the book dept., because I hate to see any book destroyed, I take all irreparable books home, scan them, then lay their tired backbones to rest, in our town recycle box, with the hope that that books passing, will help with the birth of a...
Topics: 1950, 1951, Children's, Books, Fantasy, Fable, Older Stories, THE LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS, Quality...
Brooklyn Museum
by Charles Willson Peale
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John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, commissioned this portrait of George Washington as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in order to flatter and reward him for liberating Boston (visible in the background) from the British in March 1776. Hancock wrote to Washington, "I beg, Sir, you will be pleased to accept my heartfelt thanks for the attention you have showed to my property in that town." Washington reluctantly accepted Hancock's invitation to sit for the...
Topics: art, American Art
Brooklyn Museum
by Gilbert Stuart
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Gilbert Stuart portrayed George Washington several times in this stately, full-length portrait format known as the Grand Manner, initially reserved for royalty. In this case, he used European models for the setting and figure, and then adapted the iconography for an American subject. Standing in the classical pose of an orator (with arm extended), Washington appears in formal civilian clothing, but holds a sword that recalls his military achievements and suggests the might of his presidency....
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Topics: art, American Art